Davidya.ca

Davidya.ca

Explorations of Life and Enlightenment

Welcome!

Blue featherMy name is David “Davidya” Buckland.

This site explores what it means to live life approaching, transitioning, and living in post-personal stages of development; what we often call enlightenment. These stages build on more familiar stages of personal development studied by psychology and biology.

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This site began in 2007 and contains thousands of articles. During that time, my perspective has grown and I’ve changed how I see and describe our potential unfolding. This evolution continues. You won’t find a list of correct concepts or truths but ways of seeing the spiritual journey, oneself, and the world. Old articles don’t become wrong, I just add other perspectives. Use them to support your journey but don’t confuse a map with the road. Let your direct experience guide you.

And now, the latest blog posts…

On Time and Gravity

I’ve spoken before about time. Physics models time as a fourth dimension of spacetime. I agree time has some properties similar to space but also some that are quite distinct. For example, time flows whereas …

The Possessed Self

The distinctions between aspects of self have been a regular topic here. The I-sense ego (Ahamkara) is that sense of being distinct, separate from others and objects of the world. This is my hand (self) …

Before Meditation

Readers of this blog know I recommend an effortless meditation as a foundational spiritual practice. This is because it cultures samadhi, the basis of Yoga. The repeated experience of pure consciousness reveals itself as our …

The Yugas Discussed

I’ve mentioned the Yugas or ages in various articles. These mark the rising and falling of collective consciousness in the seasons of time. I summarized the Yukteswar interpretation of their timing previously (see comments there …

The Impact of Emotions

Recently, I joined a research project designed to maximize quality of life during treatment. One component is biofeedback. The device maker framed various emotions by whether they depleted or renewed us and if this effect …

Local and Cosmic

For most, there is a big difference between what we’re experiencing and what consciousness is experiencing through us. When we’re identified with the mind and person, our vantage point is through that lens. Even though …

Update

One myth of awakening is that it roasts all our karma. It does roast much of our backlog, but the sprouted seeds that are unfolding continue to unfold during this life. We continue to work …

The Source

Recently, I was rereading All Love Flows to the Self, a book of stories from the Upanishads. I’ve mentioned this quote from the Taittiriya Upanishad (3.6.1) before: Out of bliss these beings are born, In …

Where’s the Bliss?

Seems this is the topic of the month as I’ve come back to it again. Terms like sat chit ananda and nirvana refer to an established awakening. Both reference bliss, so bliss is clearly an …

Moving to Acceptance

The nature of the world is change. Circumstances will change, people will leave or die, and things we value will fall apart or be lost. Even someone enjoying lots of good karma is going to …

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